March 13–15, 2020
Overland Park Convention Center & Overland Park Sheraton Hotel

Naka-Kon Guests

Zach Aguilar

One of the youngest and fastest rising talents in the industry, we’re pleased to welcome Zach Aguilar as a guest to Naka 2020!

Melody BasKet

Naka-Kon is proud to welcome fashion brand Melody BasKet, and their sister brand EmilyTemple cute, to Naka-Kon 2020! EmilyTemple cute and Melody BasKet specialize in fun, feminine clothing suitable for casual, otome and Lolita styles. EmilyTemple cute and Melody BasKet will be the featured designers at the Naka-Kon 2020 Fashion Show, as well as guests at the Naka-Kon 2020 Tea Party. We hope you will join us in making their visit to the United States one to remember!

Christopher Bevins

Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has acted in, directed, cast, produced, and/or adapted scripts for over 200 anime projects. His anime acting credits include Sero in My Hero Academia, Dr. Paparoni in Dragon Ball Super, Tonio in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Saiyu in Hunter x Hunter, Pipimi in Pop Team Epic, Japan in Hetalia, Nine in Terror in Resonance, Yogi in Karneval, Nico in Tokyo Ghoul, Twenty Faces in Trickster, Nino in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Hagakure in the Danganronpa anime series, Hiroshi in Michiko & Hatchin, Rasputin in Drifters, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Johnny Gill in D.Gray-Man, Joe in Prison School, Apollo & Amata in the Aquarion series, Lafitte, ChouChou, & Lassoo in One Piece, Lahar in Fairy Tail, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. He can also be heard as various characters and critters in Gun Gale Online, Space Dandy, Attack on Titan, Soul Eater, Baccano!, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Black Butler, Big Windup!, Shin chan, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V, Nadai in Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, Legault in Fire Emblem Heroes, Brycen, Koga & Swimmer in Pokemon Masters, as well as various background characters in Borderlands 2. 

EmilyTemple cute

Naka-Kon is proud to welcome fashion brand EmilyTemple cute, and their sister brand, Melody BasKet, to Naka-Kon 2020! This will be EmilyTemple cute’s first visit to the United States, and we are so excited to welcome them to Naka-Kon. Joining us from Japan are EmilyTemple cute’s President and Lead Designer. EmilyTemple cute and Melody BasKet specialize in fun, feminine clothing suitable for casual, otome and Lolita styles. EmilyTemple cute and Melody BasKet will be the featured designers at the Naka-Kon 2020 Fashion Show, as well as guests at the Naka-Kon 2020 Tea Party. We hope you will join us in making their visit to the United States one to remember!

Maile Flanagan

Believe it! The prolific voice actor behind the legendary Shinobi of the Leaf, Maile Flanagan is on her way to join the festivities at Naka-Kon 2020!

Rica Fukami

She’s a seiyū with a resume equal to the best in the business, with 37 years of experience across anime, video games, and dubbing for international talents. We are honored to welcome seiyū Rica Fukami, as a guest of honor at Naka-kon 2020!

Sho Kitagawa

Sho Kitagawa

Since 1981 at the young age of 13, this artist has been producing striking and successful manga and illustration works of all kinds. Renowned mangaka Sho Kitagawa is joining us at Naka-Kon 2020 as a Guest! With over thirty years of work under his belt, Kitagawa-Sensei is not to be missed for artists and manga fans alike!

Chiaki Mayumura

One of the up-and-coming Japanese idols, sing-song writer and track maker Chiaki Mayumura will be appearing at Naka-Kon 2020! Don’t miss her first ever US Concert! Chiaki Mayumura is scheduled to perform Friday and Saturday.

Kristen McGuire

We are proud to welcome Kristen McGuire as a guest to Naka-Kon 2020! Kristen is a professional voice actor, ADR Director and Script Adapter for Funimation Productions. When it comes to voice work, Kristen has worked on over a hundred and eighty different titles, but she is most well known as Ruri in Dr. Stone, Tatami Nakagame in My Hero Academia, Yu in Fire Force,  Milim Nava in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Senko in The Helpful Fox Senko-san, Loop Nishigori in Yuri!! On ICE!, Young Nora in RWBY, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, An Onoya in ReLIFE, Cleveland in Azur Lane and Rin Toyama in New Game! She has also provided voices for several video games, including Chibi Arachne in Smite, Several voices in 88 Heroes, Female Marine in Xeno Crisis and Miima in Dizzy Hearts. 

Amanda Miller

She’s the voice behind the spunky, strong-willed and occasionally deranged heroines and villains in many anime and games. You can hear her now as the voice of Boruto in BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS and Sailor Jupiter in Viz’s dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Please welcome Amanda Miller to Naka-Kon 2020!

Rachel Robinson

Since 2000, born-and-raised Angelena Rachel Robinson’s voice has spanned the spectrum of video games, animation, national commercials, promos and anime. 

Likely best known for her role as Oerba Yun Fang (Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns) and Zorin Blitz (Hellsing Ultimate) some of her most recent game roles include Judith in the hugely popular Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Nailah in Fire Emblem Heroes, Nisaazda in ESO: Scalebreaker DLC, Chibi Medusa (Smite) and Sci-Fi Rider (Realm); with a few other nice currently NDA’d surprises coming soon.

Abby Trott

Abby Trott is an actor/singer from Attleboro, Massachusetts. She has lived and worked in Tokyo and New York City, and is currently based in Los Angeles.

Diana Tolin

Diana Tolin has been a cosplayer and member of the anime industry for over 20 years. She has worked in licensing, translation, and localization before following her passion for costuming and cosplay and starting her own business, Dial C Costumes, in 2016. From there she has crafted costumes for companies such as Square/Enix, Marvel Entertainment and SCRAP Real Escape Rooms. After representing the United States at World Cosplay Summit in 2016, she produced and curated a WCS Team USA Retrospective with the cooperation of Alumni teams throughout the country. This Retrospective eventually lead her to the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the current license holder for World Cosplay Summit USA. She joined the SPJA in 2018 and now manages the WCS USA as well as other cosplay related events at their flagship show, Anime Expo. As an Anime Expo attendee for 24 years, Diana is thrilled to now have the opportunity to share not only the incredible World Cosplay Summit community but her home convention with cosplayers in the United States and around the world.

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